Robert Porwoll


Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion

I was born in Saint Paul (MN) but have moved around a bit, living mostly in Saint Louis (MO), in Moscow (Russian Federation), and recently in Chicago (IL). I am very glad to be back in Minnesota, where I still have many friends and family and am delighted to be starting my first year at Gustavus.

My wife and I live in North Mankato with our four daughters. We enjoy reading, using our fire pit, reading, running, swimming, canoeing, and watching movies or online tv.


BA, Saint Louis University (Philosophy, History; Theological Studies); MA, Saint Louis University (Historical Theology); PhD, University of Chicago (History of Christianity)

Courses Taught

REL-132 (Religion & Ecology) and REL-253 (Science and Religion)